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Fender American Vintage '65 Stratocaster Electric Guitar 3-Color Sunburst (SN:V1738707)


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You are looking at a Fender American Vintage '65 Stratocaster Electric Guitar 3-Color Sunburst, serial number V1738707. This is the actual guitar you will receive should you decide to purchase. (7 lbs, 7.6 oz.)

Own a stunning piece of Fender history with the American Vintage '65 Stratocaster. Preserving Fender's legacy and heritage while delving deep into their roots, the American Vintage '65 Stratocaster was built with original tooling and was crafted in the image of actual 1965 Strat models that Fender got their hands on. As a result, this '65 Strat offers all the authentic tone, look and feel of the coveted mid '60s Strat model with painstakingly accurate vintage detailing, period-correct design and classic mid '60s features.

The iconic double-cutaway alder body comes finished in a thin flash-coat lacquer in classic 3-Color Sunburst that provides an authentic vintage look while allowing the wood to breathe for a more natural resonance. The maple neck is shaped into a vintage-correct thick mid '60s "C" profile to give it that classic Fender feel while the period-correct round-lam rosewood 'board, vintage-style frets, and a traditional 7.25" fretboard radius lend to this Strat's smooth, vintage playability. Further catering to the authenticity of this Strat, the neck features a vintage-style heel adjust truss rod, a Fender Flash Coat Lacquer neck finish, a thicker Fender headstock logo, a bone nut, and larger pearl dot fingerboard inlays instead of the clay dots found on eariler Strat models.

To produce all those legendary single-coil tones that helped shape the sound of rock 'n' roll, the American Vintage '65 Stratocaster comes equipped with a trio of American Vintage '65 Gray-Bottom pickups that are wound to the period-correct specs of the originals. Painstakingly researched, designed and voiced to reproduce all the sonic splendor of those vintage single-coils from the mid '60s, the American Vintage '65 Strat delivers that pure, authentic vintage Fender sound with incredible accuracy. The pickups are routed through a classic control layout that consists of a Master Volume control and two Tone controls while the modern 5-way pickup switch gives you more tonal options than the original 3-way switch. If you prefer the more authentic traditional 3-way switching, an optional 3-way switch is included.

The plastics and chrome/nickel-plated steel hardware all hold true to the original '65 Strats. The accurate hardware includes a set of single line "Fender Deluxe" vintage-style tuning machines, a 6-saddle American Vintage Synchronized Tremolo, and a 4-bolt vintage-style neck plate. The plastics include a 3-ply, 11-hole white pickguard with vintage bevel, aged control knobs and an aged white switch tip. The Fender American Vintage '65 Stratocaster comes complete with an array of classic accessories including an updated Deluxe Vintage Black case, a vintage '65 strap, cable and cloth, a vintage 3-position switch, '60s Strat information kit, and a bridge cover.

Get your Fender American Vintage '65 Stratocaster Electric Guitar 3-Color Sunburst from Sam Ash Direct today. With over nine decades of experience in the music retail business, Sam Ash is dedicated to helping every player and collector find the distinctive instrument that they've been longing for. And remember, your purchase is protected by the security of our 45/60 day return/price protection policy.

Things You Will Get:

  • Electric Guitar
  • Hardshell Case
  • Strap
  • Cable
  • Cloth
  • Information Kit
  • 3-Way Switch
  • Bridge Cover


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Number Of Frets 21
Scale Length 25.5"
Nut Width 1.650"
Neck Shape Mid '60s "C"
Fingerboard Radius 7.25"
Body Style Stratocaster®
Neck Type Bolt On
Neck Wood Maple
Fingerboard Round-Laminated Rosewood
Body Wood Alder
Pickup Configuration S-S-S
Bridge Pickup American Vintage '65 Gray-Bottom Single-Coil Strat
Neck Pickup American Vintage '65 Gray-Bottom Single-Coil Strat
Middle Pickup American Vintage '65 Gray-Bottom Single-Coil Strat
Bridge Type 6-Saddle American Vintage Synchronized Tremolo
Tuning Machines Single Line "Fender Deluxe" Vintage Style
Orientation Right-Handed
Case/Bag Included Yes
Case Type Hardshell Case
Weight 7 lbs, 7.6 oz.
Series American Vintage
Model American Vintage '65 Stratocaster®
Warranty Info:

Fender warrants this Fender or Squier electric guitar or bass to be free from defects in materials and workmanship for two (2) years from the date of original purchase, subject to limitations set forth herein ("Limited Warranty"). This Limited Warranty applies only to the original retail purchaser when this instrument is purchased from an Authorized Fender Dealer and is subject to the limitations set forth herein. IMPORTANT: PLEASE RETAIN YOUR ORIGINAL SALES RECEIPT, AS IT IS YOUR PROOF OF PURCHASE VALIDATING THIS LIMITED WARRANTY.